Dean Blunt follows up 2013's 'The Redeemer' with this doublepack 'Black Metal' for UK powerhouse Rough Trade!
Black Metal is an exceptional record. It is a stronger, more complete statement even than that seen on The Redeemer, primarily because it lays bare its own contradictions. Blunt is simultaneously assured and uncomfortable, offering the clearest glimpse yet of his real emotional state while flatly refusing to ever fully commit to it. It’s a high water mark for Blunt, and one that seems to suggest an artist fully inhabiting his potential while trying, unsuccessfully, to come to terms with his own emotional state. His inability to commit might be unhealthy for him personally, but it makes for truly gripping work.